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I was working for various record companies when I arranged interviews for artists at various tv and radio stations in the UK, Ireland, and Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Once the interviews were granted, I would take the artists to and from various stations. Brought artists to and from one night stand gigs to promote their recordings. This was free on the artists part! I plugged tracks throughout the UK and Ireland's radio stations. Met DJs and program managers for lunches. Toured the entire UK and Ireland with artists owned by the record label. If not doing the above, I was constantly on the phone arranging tour dates, press interviews, photos to be printed and autographed, photo sessions and generally keeping the artists in front of the media. I did A&R, Sales, Marketing, Promotion, Product Manager, Artist Development, Tour Support, Tour Agent, Arranged personal apperances and touring gigs in every major city and record shop along the way!

Personal Appearances and Touring
As the CEO of the compaines professional team, I was in charge of the complete tour! I was the person who got the acts onto the right tour in the first place, ensured that the agent was making the best possible deals for the artists. Once the tour was set up, I had to coordinate transportation of people and equipment, hiring the crews, booking hotels, collecting money, dealing with other promoters, and putting out whatever fires cropped up. The touring expenses include advertising, rented facilities, personel (ie ticket takers, cleaners, ushers, etc), insurance, security, ticket printing, stage crew, limosuines for the artists, catering for the artists and crew, the all important public performance license for the music being performed, and medical coverage. I made sure everything ran smoothly for my acts as road manager! This included hotel reservations, airline tickets, rented buses for transportation, and made sure that the acts were where they were supposed to be. It was my job for collecting the money due for each show and depositing it in the right places. You have to sell a lot of records to have a make sure you have a full house! So you aren't going to make any money in personel appearances until you sell a lot of CDs. So that, I have found, you only tour in order to sell CDs, and this in time will make you a a major star. There are of course a few exceptions to this rule. Some acts sell few records, but pack concert halls. Others sell millions of records, but can't fill an auditorium. I've found that acts at the beginning lose money on touring, as they are unknown. I was in constant contact with production and manufacturing of the actual CD, cover printing, assembly, and shipping of the recorded products to the world-wide distributors.

American Education University of Pittsburgh, 1994 graduate of the International Entrepreneurial Skillls Development Program British Education From early 1970's to mid 80's Top Student in most subjects Studied Drama at World Famous University in "Queens" in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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